Rayagada District, February 23, 2021: A CPI (Maoist) banner surfaced at Hanumantapur bus stand under Chandrapur police limits in Rayagada district Tuesday morning.
The banner was found put up near Hanumantapur bus stand, triggering panic among the local residents in the area.
The banner was allegedly put up by the Bansadhara-Ghumusar divisional committee of the CPI (Maoist). In the banner, the Maoists have asked those who are working as police informants to surrender before them by February 25. Those informants who do not turn up on the said date will pay with their lives, they threatened.
After getting information, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel reached the spot and tore off the banner. An investigation has been launched, it was learnt.
Notably, a squad of 15 to 20 armed cadres of the CPI (Maoist) had dragged Bhabani Shankar Patra, son of the sarpanch of Bhandarangi panchayat and Hemanta Patra, a ration shop owner, out of their houses at Gochaguda village under Belghar police limits in Kandhamal district on the night of January 29. Later, they executed them on suspicion of being police informants.
As many as seven CPI (Maoist) posters were found at Dimiriguda village under Ambadola police limits in Rayagada district February 20. Through these posters, the Maoists hold Police DG Abhay and police intelligence chief RK Sharma responsible for the deaths of Shankar Patra and Hemanta Patra from Belghar area in Kandhamal district.
Source : https://www.orissapost.com/maoists-want-police-informers-to-surrender-by-feb-25-warn-of-death-penalty-for-violators/